May 25, 2006

End of the month already? Sheesh.

My garden…did I mention that I had a garden? Well, my garden is terrific. I finally got some stakes for the tomato plants. The broccoli is beautiful. I love the way the water beads up on the leaves when I water it. The cucumber plants are starting to spread and I fear that they might take over the yard. However, at the moment, I’m most pleased with the lettuce which has yielded several salads and continues to grow at an accelerated rate.

I finally got around to planting the white dogwood we bought in memory of Rufus. It stung a little to have to dig the hole, but I think it’s going to be a great tree and I know he probably would’ve loved it. Except that it’s in the middle of the yard, and he hated walking in the grass. He’d go out of his way to walk on the concrete.

I finished another book. I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson. Yes, THE Jackie Robinson. Anyway, it’s linked on the books page. I’ve started Black Sun:The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby. It’s about the life and death of J. Pierpont Morgan’s nephew.

***GLOBAL WARMING ALERT***

And now…GOODMUSIC/badmusic

GOODMUSIC – Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae
badmusic 
– To Be In Love by Masters at Work w/India

Currently Listening To: Jamie’s Cryin’ by David Lee Roth & The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band (Yeah, I didn’t believe it either until I looked it up)

See you in the funny papers!

May 9, 2006

Well, here we are again. Actually, not much to report, so here’s the bullet points.
  • I got a B in Remote Sensing and an A- in GIS. I thought that was pretty good. My GPA is actually becoming respectable.
  • I’m running again this weekend. I’m doing the Throo the Zoo 5K. I ran last night and was sorely out of shape. I did 4.25 in 50 minutes, but I could tell that my running was off.
  • My horse came in last in the Derby. Dead last. Not just that, but I picked the last horse in the next race as well. This is why I don’t go to the track.
  • My garden is going quite well. At least, it seems to be. I don’t exactly know what to expect from it, but if I have tomatoes on the 4th of July, that would be nice.
  • Finished Prairyerth and The Hustler…check the books page for ratings.

That about covers it. Looking for more, check back in a few days.

See you in the funny papers!

May 4, 2006

You probably thought I was still running in the mini. *laughing* That’s a good one. Actually, I did quite well. I ran the 13.1 miles in 2:41:45. Since my only goal was to finish, and I did that, then it was a complete success.

I can’t begin to explain the emotion that goes into running a half-marathon. Sufficed to say, I was nearly in tears at the last turn as I began to drive to the finish line. It’s such an incredible feeling. I almost wish I had slowed down to enjoy it more. The crowd was incredible.

(image courtesy of Jim Moses)

And now, my own little awards ceremony:

  • The “standing-in-the-rain-for-45-minutes-after-his-dad-finished-the-race-to-see-me-finish” award goes to Ryan.
  • The “wishing-me-luck-at-every-possible-moment” award goes to Tom andDonna.
  • The “calling-me-crazy-but-still-proud-of-me” award goes to Carrie.
  • The “got-up-early-to-see-me-race-past-for-half-a-second” award goes to John, Angie, and Gabrielle
  • The “didn’t-know-I-was-running-but-saw-me-on-the-course-anyway” award goes to Joe and Tony.
  • The “wished-they-could’ve-been-there-but-had-family-obligations” award goes toMarsha, Larry, Tom and Paula.
  • And finally the “most-improved-runner” award goes to me.

Thanks to all friends and family who were part of this process. It means a great deal to me that you were involved and engaged.

Be sure to check out the Events and Books pages as they have been updated. And Happy Star Wars Day. (Free cd to anyone who gets that reference. Must post in the forum). See you in the funny papers!